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Re: [COLD] Help with genesis make

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Mon Dec 8 10:46:46 1997 )

Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 08:41:59 -0700 (MST)
From: Brandon Gillespie <brandon@roguetrader.com>
To: Dancer <dancer@brisnet.org.au>
cc: rpessin@digital-storm.com, coldstuff@cold.org
In-Reply-To: <348C1232.A9331548@brisnet.org.au>

On Tue, 9 Dec 1997, Dancer wrote:
> Fee Fie Fo Fum. I smell the lack of a dbm library.
> Did you run 'configure' btw? I'm curious.
> If, in fact, you don't have a dbm library (look in /lib, /usr/lib, and
> /usr/local/lib for *dbm*) then run out and fetch gdbm from your local GNU
> software archive. Build and install it. Then make sure the Makefile includes
> -lgdbm.
> I'm fairly sure the configure script is supposed to take care of checking
> this, but I could be wrong.

It does check for gdbm, but since every system varies in its dbm
implementation (at the time) I couldn't think of a simple way to determine
if there was a dbm implementation available.  I can think of one now, so
perhaps later versions will check that..